Vishnu is the god of preservation and is often associated with fertility and childbirth.
It is a day to pray to Vishnu for the blessing of a son
The fast is believed to cleanse the body and mind, and to make the devotee more receptive to Vishnu's blessings.
It is a day to observe a fast and to focus on spiritual pursuits
Charity is believed to bring good karma and to help to ensure that the devotee's prayers are answered.
It is a day to perform charity and to help those in need
The festival is a reminder of the importance of family and of the love between parents and their children.
It is a day to celebrate the bond between parents and children
The festival is a time to think about the purpose of life and to seek guidance from Vishnu.
It is a day to reflect on the meaning of life
The festival is a time to let go of worries and to focus on the positive aspects of life.
It is a day to find peace and happiness
The festival is a time to appreciate the natural world and to be thankful for all that one has.
It is a day to celebrate the beauty of the world